BA International Business with Communications Studies

Introduction to the Program

The Bachelor’s in International Business with Communications Studies at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) is a three or four year undergraduate degree program taught in English.

About UNNC


The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. Established in 2004, with the full approval of the Chinese Ministry of Education, we are run by The University of Nottingham with cooperation from Zhejiang Wanli Education Group, a key player in the education sector in China.




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About the Program

This degree programme provides you with a broad education in the theory of and practice of business management, with an emphasis on international business issues, language and communications. The combined degree aims to provide a better understanding of the way in which organisations might be made to operate more effectively in the communications-dominated contemporary world.

The business element of the degree is based on a set of core modules: organisational behaviour, strategic management, marketing, finance and accounting, and international business. Communications studies covers language, culture and media as well as information-technology-related communication subjects.

This course is an excellent foundation for a wide range of careers in business and industry and the media. It will equip you with a range of skills and knowledge that will be of practical use in a challenging global work environment.

Course Structure and Modules

Year one (preliminary year)

N.B. This year is not compulsory for students with appropriate qualifications for year two entry.

The preliminary year is designed to help you develop your English language skills so that you can make the most of your degree programme. This special English language programme designed by the English for Academic Purposes experts at the University’s Centre for English Language Education is carefully integrated with academic content modules so that you are prepared fully for years two to four of your degree programme.

Year one modules (preliminary year)

BA  Hons  International Business with Communication Studies   The University of Nottingham Ningbo China   Year one modules

Year two (qualifying year)

The qualifying year provides a foundation for Parts I and II of the degree.

All credits of language modules selected must be within the same language. Students may only choose a language in which they have no prior experience.

Year 2 modules

BA  Hons  International Business with Communication Studies   The University of Nottingham Ningbo China Year 2 modules

Year 3 modules (Part I)

BA  Hons  International Business with Communication Studies   The University of Nottingham Ningbo China  Year 3 modules

Year 4 modules (Part II)

BA  Hons  International Business with Communication Studies   The University of Nottingham Ningbo China Year 4 modules

Entry Requirements

Minimum English Requirement

In addition to academic requirements, students whose first language is not English or entry qualification was not obtained in the English medium are required to provide evidence of their proficiency in English.

To ensure that you can fully benefit from your studies at UNNC, you will need to demonstrate a required level of English language proficiency.

For Preliminary year (year one) entry

  • IELTS 5.5 with the writing band no less than 5.0 or
  • PTE Academic 55 (minimum 51)

For Qualifying year (year two) entry

  • IELTS 6.5 with the writing band no less than 6.0 or
  • PTE Academic 62 (minimum 55)

Students who have completed a recognised degree, or completed the whole of their secondary education in one of these countries within the last 10 years are not normally required to take a separate English language test.

Otherwise, in addition to the more common language qualifications – such as IELTS, TOEFL, (I)GCSE, O level, IB and A and AS level English – the University also considers a number of other English language qualifications for admission.

The minimum English language requirement for BA English Language and Applied Linguistics, BA English Language and Literature, and BA English with International Business is:

  • IELTS 7.0 with each band no less than 6.0 or
  • PTE Academic 67 (minimum 55)

Start Date of the program

September

Application Deadline

31 May

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB80000 per year. The total for the 4 year program is 320000 RMB.

Accommodation

The University has several buildings designated for international students, building 11, 18 and 20. All rooms are fully furnished and equipped with air conditioning and a telephone and computer point; enabling students to make and receive telephone calls and access the University’s data network from their bedrooms. For further information on the accommodation visit the accommodation page here.

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